I walked up Turvin Clough with Basil and I found a few fungi along the way.
Amanita excelsa var.spissa – above and four below.
It is a short and squat fungus that is covered with greyish warts on the cap. It has a bulbous base and lacks the gutter like upper margin when compared with Amanita pantherina.
One key feature in identification is the striated upper surface of the ring on the stem.
Spores 8-10 x 5.5-7 microns.
Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) growing on oak – above and two below.
Scarletina Bolete (Boletus luridiformis)
Red circular pores – above and below.
Stem and pores bruise deep blue when handled.
Stem covered with tiny red dots, not reticulated.
Spores spindle shaped, 12.1-15.4 x 4.5-6 microns.